vancouver: And its findings were limited to 32 apparently fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram, which the company removed because they were involved in co-ordinated and inauthentic political behaviour.article continues below Trending Stories Court orders closure of Vancouver sex shop Vancouver High on Life vloggers die in Shannon Falls tragedy Strong odor at Granville St. apartment leads to discovery of woman's body Vancouver weather heatwave dissolves into clouds, rain But official Washington connected those dots anyway, not least because the reported activity so closely mirrored Russian influence campaigns during the 2016 presidential election, according to Vancouver Courier. Nearly 300,000 people followed at least one of the newly banned accounts and thousands expressed interest in events they promoted. The company was careful to hedge its announcement; it didn't link the effort directly to Russia or to the midterms, now less than a hundred days away. This is an absolute attack on our democracy, said Virginia Sen. Warner expressed pretty high confidence that Russia was behind the assault.A spokesman for Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said Facebook had informed his office that that a limited group of Russian actors has attempted to spread disinformation using its platform and that the affected groups are affiliated with the political left. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, which Facebook had briefed in advance. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.